Outgoing UPC president, Olara Otunnu, wants the different factions of the party to focus on ways of avoiding strangling the party instead of spreading misinformation.
Otunnu says he has offered an open door policy to the Akena group and others in a bid to discuss and have the party return to normalcy but they have instead chosen to spread false information.
“They have remained adamant thinking they are hurting Otunnu as an individual yet they are strangling the party,” he said.
Otunnu is facing criticism from his opponents over his recent meeting with UPC groups in Lango, Acholi, and the central region.
MP Jimmy Akena, who is among those a jostling to replace him at the helm of UPC, is reported to have accused Otunnu of holding illegal party meetings.
According to Akena and others, Otunnu is in breach of a court injunction that bars him as party president from conducting any party activity until it is lifted.
Otunnu denies holding illegal activities.